Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 pound lean ground beef

  2. 1 large onion -- finely chopped

  3. 1 stalk celery -- finely chopped

  4. 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  5. 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce

  6. 1 16 oz. pkg. mixed frozen vegetables

  7. 2 bay leaves

  8. 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  9. 1 teaspoon dried marjoram

  10. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  11. MASHED POTATOES: 4 large potatoes

  12. 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

  13. 1/4 cup milk

  14. Paprika -- to taste

  15. 350 degrees.In a large saute pan or skillet, add ground beef, onion, celery, and garlic; cook over medium heat until meat is browned; drain liquid. Do not return to heat.Stir in tomato sauce, vegetables, bay leaves, thyme, marjoram, and black pepper. MASHED POTATOES: Boil potatoes over high heat until soft; drain. Add butter and gradually add milk while mashing potatoes with electric mixer or hand masher. The consistency of mashed potatoes should be firm; add milk, as necessary, but remember not to make the potatoes too runny. Set aside.Transfer meat and vegetable mixture to a

  16. 2- 2 1/2-quart casserole. Evenly top with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and bake for 20 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned.


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